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Extra Life Explained

Extra Life, a fundraising program of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, leverages the passion of the gaming community to rally support for our 170 member children’s hospitals. Community members can fundraise year-round by pledging to game with one goal: to change kids’ health to change the future.

Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $120 million for local member children’s hospitals.

How to participate

  • Sign up: Pledge to play games from your home or online. Play during our annual Game Day (first weekend in November) or on any day that works for you!
  • Fundraise & Recruit: Ask your family and friends to donate to your fundraising. Create a team and recruit others to join you!
  • Game on & give back: Raise funds, have fun, and help change kids’ health at your local member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!

Why support Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

More than 12 million kids enter Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada every year. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was founded more than 40 years ago with the vision to Change Kids’ Health, Change the Future. We’ve raised over $9 billion for 170 children’s hospitals by empowering and engaging with local communities and businesses – and we’re not done yet. All donations benefit local member hospitals to fund what’s needed most, like critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays, and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services. Extra Life is among various programs that support the nonprofit’s mission to engage local communities to increase fundraising for their local member children’s hospital.

Getting Started

•Share (and share often) on your social media channels
•Write a blog post
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